Similar to Craigslist and actually billed as the Craigslist for the military community, SargesList.com, a new online market place allows members of the military to buy and sell their belongings to each other. Members of the site after a simple sign up, can offer items for sale or buy items being offered. There is also a messaging system built into the website that allows for you to safely and securely contact each other without having to use your email address directly.
Why Use SargesList To Sell Your Belongings
In many cases, Craigslist is not available in military communities. SargesList.com hopes to bridge that gap for members of the military and their families. Despite being open to the general public as well, the site is focused on helping service members and their families buy and sell unwanted or unneeded items especially in conjunction with a PCS move. For members of the military who register with their .mil military email address, there is also an added graphic that goes onto their profile to provide a quick reference to others on the online community that they are dealing with someone from the military community.
What Can You Buy And Sell On SargesList?
There are categories on the site to help you sell things such as cars, books, toys, and other unwanted household items. One of the biggest benefits of the site is that you can pick between CONUS and OCONUS duty assignments. This is perfect for the young couple heading to Germany, for example, with no transformers or 220-volt kitchen appliances. Or, the exact opposite is true for the family heading home who do not want to keep those kinds of items.
Special Features Of SargesList
One feature that I really like on SargesList.com is its employment and homes for rent section. These portions of the website are aimed at helping military spouses find employment in new towns that they may not be familiar with. They also offer a section helping families about to PCS with finding homes for sale and homes and apartments for rent in the new area where the family will be relocated.
Most members of the military have boxes in the attic or garage full of things from two moves ago. We all collect things from our government quarters, rental homes, or the homes that we have owned over the years that we never found a place for in our current homes. And, we also have things that we know that we will never use at our new duty assignment again. Sites like SargesList.com are just another tool in the family’s kit bag to help find the stuff they need at a new duty station and more importantly, get rid of the things they do not before leaving.
Win A Free iPad – Currently, SargesList.com is giving away a free Apple iPad to one of its lucky customers. When you add a listing to sell an item this month, your name will automatically be entered to win an Apple iPad. Or, you can enter by recommending the site to a few of your friends and family. But, hurry, the drawing is February 1st, 2011. So, you only have one more day to register to get in on the drawing.
Note – I am in no way affiliated or paid by SargesList.